Government and private schools following the curriculum of the Ministry of Education, kindergartens and adult education likely received more than 1,119,000 students on Sunday.
To provide parents, students and staff members in private schools in Dubai with an effective and convenient mechanism to address COVID-19 related queries, the Dubai Health Authority has launched a dedicated 24/7 back-to-school helpline at phone number 800588.
The launch of this service reinforces the authority’s commitment to provide effective communication channels to the community, offering timely and accurate health information.
While schools and classrooms might not look and operate quite the same as earlier in the year, given the numerous health and safety measures in place, students and teachers were still visibly pleased to be reunited and learning together once more.
Thousands of students have begun returning to school across Abu Dhabi for the start of the new academic year 2020-2021.
The pandemic has disrupted our daily lives like never before and coping with the myriad stresses of the coronavirus pandemic has become a pressing issue globally. We as adults feel or presume that it is only us who are adversely affected and that the youngsters are relatively safe. But that is far from the truth (“After a long stay at home, getting kids back to school can be tough,” Aug. 19, Gulf Today).
The Ministry of Education has approved the timeline for the return of school students which will take place in five phases.
Education Undersecretary Jesus Mateo reported that of the total, 88 schools were located in Central Luzon followed by Calabarzon, 67; Metro Manila, 54; Western Visayas, 48; Zamboanga Peninsula in Mindanao, 23; and the Ilocos Region in Northern Luzon, 21.
The KHDA encouraged parents and students to focus on the positives of the school reopening while ensuring preventive measures are strictly followed.